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It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like The 12th Annual Holiday Challenge (11/19 - 1/1)



2015: The Big Dave (288)
2014: Gobear (159)
2013: Cardsfan111 (289)
2012 Winner: Trevor (277)
2011 Winner: dfmaverick (276)
2010 Winner: HyperWeather (182)
2009 Winner: Trevor (287)
2008 Winner: Dimension X (250)
2007 Winner: Trevor (509)
2006 Winner: RobCA (128)
2005 Winner: FantasticVSDoom (35)



OFFICIAL RULES

-Movies, TV shows/specials, Short Films & Cartoons Count

-The movie or TV show DOES NOT need to be holiday oriented. It could simply take place during the holiday season (i.e. Batman Returns, Gremlins, Die Hard, etc.)

-Although the movie doesn't have to take place during the holiday season, a MAJORITY of the film HAS to take place during the holiday season. No movies with just one scene during the holiday season. If you're not sure, ASK!

-Any holiday from Thanksgiving through New Years Day may count

-A film can only be viewed once, UNLESS you watch it and then watched it again with a commentary

-There is no global goal, shoot for a personal goal. Whatever you want your goal to be go for it. For returning participants maybe your goal should be to beat a previous year's goal.

-Again, like past years there will be a THREE Wild Card option to include movies or TV shows you might watch during the holiday season that is not holiday oriented. My family used to watch Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory every Christmas. So anything is allowed, up to 3.

-Specials such as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New Years Rockin' Eve, etc. can count, but you MUST watch the entire special in order to count it.

-PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE number your lists! If you do not number your list it will not count towards the challenge

-It doesn't matter how you see the film, VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, Laserdisc, Theatrical release, it can be counted. Just have fun.

-The challenge will begin at midnight on Saturday November 19, 2016 and will end at dawn on Monday January 2, 2017





CHECKLIST

Spoiler:
--- Watch a Thanksgiving movie:
--- Watch a Thanksgiving TV episode:
--- Watch a Thanksgiving special:
--- Watch something animated about Thanksgiving:

--- Watch a Christmas movie:
--- Watch a Christmas TV episode:
--- Watch a Christmas special:
--- Watch something animated about Christmas:
--- Watch some version of A Christmas Carol:

--- Watch a New Year's movie.
--- Watch a New Year's TV episode.
--- Watch a New Year's special:
--- Watch something animated about New Year's:

--- Watch something Charlie Brown:
--- Watch something Garfield:
--- Watch an Oscar Winner:
--- Watch "It's a Wonderful Life", "A Christmas Story", National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" OR some version of "Miracle on 34th Street"

--- 1920s:
--- 1930s:
--- 1940s:
--- 1950s:
--- 1960s:
--- 1970s:
--- 1980s:
--- 1990s:
--- 2000s:
--- 2010s:
--- Watch a Film From the Year You Were Born:

--- Watch the MST3K version of a film/show.
--- Watch a film/show and its remake:
--- Watch a film/show based on or turned into a video game. -
--- Watch a film/show based on a novel:
--- Watch a silent film.
--- Watch a film/show with commentary.
--- Watch a film/show that takes place in space.
--- Watch a film/show that takes place on or under the sea.

Watch a film/show for each rating:
--- G:
--- PG:
--- PG-13:
--- R:
--- Unrated:


PLEASE KEEP THE DISCUSSION TO THIS THREAD

Enjoy the Horror Movie Challenge and I Look Forward to All Participants!

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Happy dance
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Been looking forward to this!
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If anyone's looking for individual TV show episodes, this is a good list:

Thanksgiving - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ision_specials
Christmas - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ision_episodes
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Excited about doing this again!
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My recent lists haven't been too impressive, but as the Cubs (still) say... "there's always next year"
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Originally Posted by Darth Maher
My recent lists haven't been too impressive, but as the Cubs (still) say... "there's always next year"
Can't escape the Cubs hate even in the Holiday Challenge.
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Can't escape the Cubs hate even in the Holiday Challenge.
Not hate, just acceptance. Still hoping for a miracle.
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Originally Posted by Darth Maher
Not hate, just acceptance. Still hoping for a miracle.
Acceptance and hope are better than optimism.
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I will try very hard to add all the good stuff to the first post tonight
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Looking forward to this. After Halloween, Christmas is my second favorite holiday.
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Okay, all the info has been posted to the first post. Sorry for the delay, I will now work on the winner from last year
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I say just post it in last year's thread that I bumped.
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Since the election is now over, I have started to think about my list. I have grown quite a collection of hallmark/tv holiday movies on dvd, and I think I want to do something different this year. I hope to watch every single hallmark/tv movie I have for my list, I think I am up to 30-40 movies on dvd. I will still have some regular movies that I view(Bad Santa, Gremlins, Christmas Vacation, Etc.), as well as plenty of holiday tv shows. I think we have less than two weeks now before Thanksgiving.
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I will be creating the lists thread this weekend.
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I did a top 5 from last year's challenge Monkees, just before the challenge starts next week.

2015 Challenge winner:
1. The Big Dave-288
2. mijorico-175
3. The Monkees-153
4. Wezzo-140
5. Gobear-136

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I was at ~159 when I quit counting halfway through. Looking forward to this year's, but have set myself a limit of 100 max, and mostly episodes at that.
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I posted big numbers because 75% of it was sitcom episodes (22 minutes each without commercials). This year I hope to watch more movies, which should cut my total way down.
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I will be creating the lists thread this weekend.
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Sorry I've been super busy lately which I think is obvious I'm going to create a really quick thread so you guys can jump on then later I will link to this thread in that one.

REMINDER: The challenge does begin this Saturday at midnight (Friday night)!

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Here we go

LISTS THREAD
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Here we go

LISTS THREAD


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And thanks to Bluelitespecial we have the top 5 winners from last year:

1. The Big Dave-288
2. mijorico-175
3. The Monkees-153
4. Wezzo-140
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I'm looking forward to tomorrow night/Saturday morning. I really need some Christmas cheer right now. We own a home for the elderly, and a resident who has lived here for about 2 years went to the hospital today with what we thought was a mild stroke. It turns out it was a brain bleed, and even if she pulls through, she won't be living with us anymore.
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Originally Posted by shadokitty
I'm looking forward to tomorrow night/Saturday morning. I really need some Christmas cheer right now. We own a home for the elderly, and a resident who has lived here for about 2 years went to the hospital today with what we thought was a mild stroke. It turns out it was a brain bleed, and even if she pulls through, she won't be living with us anymore.
That really sucks. The same thing happened to my mom in 2000, she passed in 2006, we actually just passed the 10 year anniversary. I'm sorry to hear this

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